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  • The Carnivore: Top of the food chain

    by tuktuker Written Oct 28, 2005

    Well if you like meat this is the place to be. It's an all you can eat kind of place but the food comes to you. They finally stop coming only when you put your flag down.

    Favorite Dish: The best or funnest part was the local drink called a Dawa which means medicine. It's lot's of ice with a big dollop of honey, as many limes as you can fit in your glass and fill the rest of the space with vodka. Squish the limes and drink up. They were right, a spoonful of honey does make the medicine go down:)

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    Nyama Chonma Ranc Restaurant: All kinds of meat

    by aylar Written Sep 30, 2004

    You may have all kinds of meat on Barbecue including crocodile, zebra.......
    A garden restaurant, open air disco, live music.
    Must see.
    They serve you as much you like. There is a flag on each table. As long you keep the flag vertical, they serve you.

    Favorite Dish: Try crocodile.

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  • Carnivore: Avoid the Carnivore

    by maarten_adventure Written Nov 18, 2004

    Everybody is talking about it as if this is heaven, but it is not. let me start, once seated and starting they come to the table with a lot of meat, but not the game meat. They start with a lot of chicken, pig, lamb and other normal meats. Then, when the filled your plate the come with some game meat, but not much. After this they do not come to your table untill you ask and then they are not acting happy. Second of all the meat was not that tasty and the crocodile was just awful.

    If you want real tasty game meat: Try the Three 10 Parkway restaurant in Victoria Falls.

    Favorite Dish: ostrich was the only game meat I recommend here, AVOID the crocodile.

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    The Carnivore: Have you ever tasted camel?

    by Robert_Hun Written Dec 4, 2004

    A great culinary experience, especially for meat lovers, is the world-famous Carnivore restaurant in the suburb of Nairobi (close to the domestic airport; cca. 20 USD by taxi from/to downtown).
    For a fixed menu price (25 USD pp) you get a daily soup, unlimited amount of barbecue meat ("classic" and game like antelope, crocodile, ostrich, zebra, maybe even giraffe or camel) and some dessert.
    It's really worth trying.

    Favorite Dish: Everything! :-)

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  • the carnivore: try the "dawa"

    by chukngec Written Jan 17, 2005

    based on a Brazialian theme, menu features many types of wild game, as well as beef, chicken, lamb, English sausages. Basically all-you-can eat for a fixed price. Try the impala, eland and crocodile. Don't miss the "dawa"--Swahili for medicine. Stolen from the national drink in Brazil--cane spirits, crushed limed and cane syrup. Goes down like ambrosia, but more than three will kick your butt!

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    Bangkok: The Thai Restaurant that does not serve Thai food

    by frankhesse Updated Jun 23, 2004

    I felt like having some nice Thai food the other day and looked up into my guide book where to go. I picked up a place call Bangkok (can't be wrong).
    Unfortunately there was not a single Thai dish on the menu. It's basically a chinese restaurant. It's decent chinese place and very chinese deco. To be fair to the place it is now called Bangkok Chinese Restaurant.

    The place seemed a little spooky - I still believe the waiters are mind-readers as the served the food in less than 3 minutes after we ordered it. Even quicker than a microwave job ! and it looked fresh !

    It can be a little pricey - we paid 3500 KSH for two with wine and apperitifs

    Favorite Dish: We took the sizzling prawms and Chicken in black beans sauce. Not bad at all

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    Carnivores' & Simba's Saloon: A Carniverous Experience

    by Zanzibargirl Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Most people have heard of Carnivores in Nairobi. Also Simba's Saloon it was the place a group of us went on our return voyage through Nairobi on tour....

    Basically it is a wonderful chance to taste some of Africa's local game meat at a relatively cheap price. It has a band and disco there too, and was a very enjoyable evening to-boot.

    Favorite Dish: We ordered a platter of the evenings game meat. Comprising of Impala Meat balls, Crocodile and Ostrich this meal was amazing. I never used to be much of a meat eater. But I am a convert. The ostrich was my favourite of the three, though I must say the Impala wasn't so bad either. Very delicious. They have a happy hour on the drinks also.... Great for a good night out with a group.... Lots of locals, and an interesting place to go with a difference....

    Some of my tour group back at Carnivores
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    Carnivore: You've seen them in the wild, now let's eat them!

    by niamey00 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Vegetarians beware! No (meat-eating) tourist visit is complete without a stop at Carnivore's. You saw the animals in the, admit it, weren't you wondering what they would taste like?!? Well, here is your chance to find out! For about KSh1300, you get an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of meat delivered up to your table. Vegetables? Whatever! Besides the normal beef, pork, chicken, and lamb, you can try ostrich, eland, hartebeest, wildebeest, zebra, or crocodile. They were pretty tasty, except for the crocodile. I'll skip it the next time I go to the zoo.

    Favorite Dish: Meat. Oh, and did I mention the meat?

    Melisa & I after our big lunch at Carnivore's
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    Carnivours: All the different wild game you could imagine

    by True_Blue_007 Updated Sep 13, 2003

    A huge wild game grill house. They prepare everything from crocodile to buck to wart hog to zebra

    Favorite Dish: The pap (maize meal cooked in water with a tomtato and onion relish), crocodile, chicken, game sausages, wart hog, vodka drink (darwa)

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    Ramonq's Restaurant Tip

    by Ramonq Written Aug 26, 2002

    There is a restaurant here that only serves game animals. (forgot the name, but it's famous in Nairobi) This is decidedly for carnivorous persons. Vegetarians will be aghast at the sight of people eating animals you see at safaris!!
    Some of the game deers/antelopes tastes great.

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  • The Pizza Inn: cheap and decent pizza shop in Nairobi city centre

    by amandang Written May 10, 2004

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    sizzling pizza from $230 kshs ( $3 USD) , look at the picture , what you see is what you get.

    Favorite Dish: Four Season pizza

    Four Season Pizza
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    Nairobi main shopping center: Kenyan local food

    by georeiser Written Sep 30, 2009

    The photos are taken in a local Kenyan restaurant in downtown Nairobi. The Kenyan people eat their food with their hands (without knife and fork)

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